Two men accused of threatening to kill a pedestrian and obstructing officers when Gatineau Police arrived to investigate will appear in court today.
The suspects, between the ages of 25 and 30 years old, were driving north on Notre Dame Street in Gatineau at 12:34 p.m. on Saturday when they allegedly uttered a death threat to a pedestrian who was on the sidewalk at the time, Lieut. Raymond Brazeau said yesterday.
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The suspects were allegedly looking for drugs, Brazeau said. The victim called police and when officers located one of the suspects at 502 Watt St., a second suspect arrived and “tried to assist the person who was being arrested,” Brazeau said.
Because the second suspect was acting aggressively, officers cordoned off an area around 502 Watt St. for security reasons.
The Gatineau swat team, Groupe d’Endiguement Arrestation Risque (GEAR), was called to assist in the arrest of the two suspects, said Brazeau.
The suspects were arrested without incident by 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
There were no injuries.
The suspects, whose names are not being released, face charges of uttering death threats and obstruction of justice.